Ashton Funeral Home


Kathryn A. Earles

July 11, 2017

Kathryn A. Earles, 95, of Easton, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Whitehall Manor.

Born March 19, 1922 in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Magdalena (Hartman) Travers.  Her first husband, Clayton O. Laubach died in 1960 and her second husband, Harry J. Earles died in 1998.

Kathryn was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church.  She graduated from St. Philip and St. James High School in 1938 and was an active member of the Reunion Committee.  She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Easton Hospital and a member of the Senior Circle.  She was a charter member of Stones Crossing Swim Club and enjoyed attending and organizing musical events.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Laubach) Odlum and her husband, Jerome and Marcia (Earles) Brown and her husband, Jim; two sons, Jeffrey Laubach and Garry Earles; six grandchildren, Jason, Alexyss, Krista, Ashley, Christopher and Allison and five great grandchildren.  Her brother, John “Jack” Travers died earlier.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 14, 2017 in St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 4049 Hartley Ave., Palmer Township.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time on Friday in the church.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Meuser Memorial Library, 1803 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042.

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  1. Tom Gugliuzza-Smith

    July 16, 2017 at 10:16 am

    My heart felt sympathy in your loss. Back in the 60’s my brother and I bought our clothes from your dad’s shop in Wilson. We didn’t have the money to pay for them your parents gave us credit. When I got married in 1970 we rented the 2nd floor apartment at 1356 Ferry St. Your parents just purchased the apartment house. I can honestly say that your parents were always nice to me/us. I worked at Easton Hospital and my office was near the meals on wheels pick up area. Each time when your mom volunteered she would always stop in for a chat. We laughed and shared stories about the shop and the apartment. Plus we got onto music and sung a few songs. I volunteered several times MOW and was your mom’s driver. If I may say your mom was a very down to earth classy lady.